Who We Are
Committed to serving its community, Atlanta Blood Services works to make Atlanta’s blood supply self-sufficient by increasing awareness of the local need for donations, providing its expanding donor base with first-class customer service, and fostering personal patient-donor relationships.
Atlanta Blood Services (ABS),
Saving Atlanta One Donation at a Time!
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Atlanta is currently experiencing a critical blood shortage because there are not enough donors to meet the demand. Hundreds of units of blood are needed in Atlanta every day, to help newborn infants, hospitalized children, trauma victims, leukemia and other cancer patients, organ transplant recipients and those undergoing bone marrow and stem cell transplant therapy. These patients are daughters and sons, mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, adults and children, all living in the greater Atlanta area who are counting on a continual supply of blood.
ABS is dedicated to saving lives here in Atlanta. Our community-based blood donation service provides desperately needed blood products for the local Atlanta area. By making a single donation, you can save two, three or even four lives through various blood components such as platelets, red blood cells and plasma.
ABS is unique because we started as a platelet collection center and started collecting whole blood a few years later. We continue to be platelet focused. Cancer patients use a multitude of blood products and are the highest users of platelets. Patients are often asked what their family members and friends can do to help them during their battle against cancer. Blood donations are one of the easiest ways to help make a difference. Patients would be unable to survive without the assistance of blood products during their treatment process. The majority of people have never heard of donating platelets until they know someone who is receiving treatment for cancer. Please read our Platelet Information Form for a quick guide to why platelet donations are important.
Since 1998, ABS has been Atlanta’s true community blood donation center, using state-of-the-art technology to provide quality blood components exclusively to local patients in need of these life saving resources. ABS fosters intimate patient-donor relationships in an effort to make Atlanta’s blood supply self-sufficient.